Comparing Property Tax Burdens

Reader Susan provided two commentaries on property taxes this weekend. The first tells how to compare real estate taxes from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, state to state. It’s called the effective tax rate. Divide one’s tax bill by what one’s property … Continue reading

Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year

Townships are a much maligned form of local government. Today we show you how much McHenry County’s seventeen townships will extract from pocketbooks this year compared to last year. Extensions are the amount of taxes which are billed.  The tax … Continue reading

Mark Gummerson Mails Letter in Three-Way Race for Seneca 1 GOP Committeeman

Seneca Township Precinct 1 Precinct Committeeman Mark Gummerson is running for re-election. Just as last time, there are three people running: Mark Gummereson Robert Schlenkert Ersel Schuster A friend of McHenry County Blog forwarded a copy of a letter Gummerson … Continue reading

Townships and Tax Caps

Let’s go through the townships in alphabetical order to see how the Real Estate Tax cap affects how much money they can collect. This information, as with previous articles about the Tax Cap, comes from the McHenry County Clerk’s web … Continue reading

Another GOP Precinct Committeeman Appointed, Many Waiting Appointment in Algonquin Township

I missed the June 2nd appointment of Gina LeFevour to be Republican Precinct Committeeman in Marengo’s 2nd precinct. She ran for Committeeman against Mary McCann in the primary election. The result was 56% to 44%. Although a committee has made … Continue reading

51% of McHenry County Precincts Have No GOP Candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman

As I start formatting this information from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office about who filed for Republican Precinct Committeeman in what parts of the county, my first impression is that “No candidate filed” will control the GOP Central Committee after … Continue reading

BGA Goes After Township Government – Road Costs

A couple of weeks ago news media unloaded the latest attack on township government. They were working from a Better Government Association report. Most of the attention was aimed at Cook County townships. That’s where most of the land is … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Township Road Costs

Today let’s look at the cost of maintaining township roads. As you can see, the cost varies a lot,. So do the number of miles of roads for which the various township road commissioners are responsible for maintaining. The townships … Continue reading